Dr. Purani Palaniswami, MD

Dr. Purani Palaniswami, MD

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Rheumatology  |  
Female  |  
42 y/o
(17)

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Dr. Purani Palaniswami, MD is a rheumatology doctor who practices in Elmhurst, IL. She is 42 years old and has been practicing for 17 years.

Elmhurst Memorial Elmhurst Clinic

1200 S York St Fl 2

Elmhurst, IL 60126
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Accepted insurance

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Strategies
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Cigna
  • Cofinity
  • CorVel
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Galaxy Health Network
  • HealthLink
  • HFN

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Top Care Areas

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See how frequently Dr. Palaniswami performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Fibromyalgia
very high
more than 98% of peers
Autoimmune Diseases
very high
more than 98% of peers
Arthritis
very high
more than 97% of peers

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Specialties

  • Rheumatology
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Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Rheumatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
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Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Amyloidosis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Arthritis
  • Arthropathy Associated With Reiters Disease
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Felty's Syndrome
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Goodpasture's Disease
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Lyme Disease
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polymyositis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Reiter's Syndrome (Reactive Arthritis)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Still's Disease
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Systemic Vasculitis
  • Takayasu's Arteritis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis

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Procedures

  • Joint Drainage
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Steroid Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Illinois.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Kasturba Medical College Mangalore, Manipal University
    Medical School | Graduated 2001

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Palaniswami has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Palaniswami's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Palaniswami to family and friends
3.8
based on 17 total reviews (3 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (17)

  • 5
    (11)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (4)

Dr. Palaniswami's Performance

Trustworthiness
VERY GOOD
Explains condition(s) well
VERY GOOD
Answers Questions
VERY GOOD
Time well spent
VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
VERY GOOD
Office environment
EXCELLENT
Staff friendliness
EXCELLENT
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

Westchester |
Does a poor job of explaining medical conditions. Does not follow up with test results and does not provide enough information on the tests she recommended. Spent a ton of money there for little to no help or resolution. Will not be returning. Would not recommend.
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Elmhurst, IL |
I met with Dr. P yesterday and she could not have been any nicer. I only had to wait a few minutes. The nurse was so nice and caring. Dr. P spent a lot of time with me, examined me, asked questions and was sincerely concerned with my well being. I highly recommend her and her nurses.
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Lombard, IL |
She has been very helpful with my RA management. I've been seeing her for over 6 years. I recently recommended her to a friend.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Palaniswami accepts 24 insurance carriers
  • AARP
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Aetna NAP
    Aetna POS
    Aetna PPO
    Medicare Advantage HMO
    Medicare Advantage PFFS
    Medicare Advantage PPO
    Medicare Open PFFS
    Medicare Prescription Drug Plan - Medicare Rx Essentials PDP
    Medicare Prescription Drug Plan - Medicare Rx Premier PDP
  • Beacon Health Strategies
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Advantage HMO
    Blue Choice HMO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
    Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
    Blue Preferred PPO
    Medicare Select HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
    Blue Advantage
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois HMO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna POS
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna POS
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    GWH Open Access Plus POS
  • Cofinity
    Cofinity PPO
  • CorVel
  • Coventry Health Care
    Coventry Health Care HMO
    Coventry Health Care POS
    Coventry Health Care PPO
    Worker's Compensation / Focus Network WC
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Galaxy Health Network
    Galaxy Health Network PPO
  • HealthLink
  • HFN
    HFN PPO
    Workers Compensation
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
    Choice PPO
    Gold Plus HMO
    Humana HMO
    Medicaid MMA HMO
  • Magellan Health Services
  • Medicaid of Illinois
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
  • PHCS
    PHCS PPO
  • Preferred Network Access
    Preferred Network Access PPO
  • Three Rivers Provider Network
    Three Rivers Provider Network PPO
  • Tricare
    Standard
    TRICARE Reserve Select
  • UniCare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    AARP MedicareComplete SecureHorizons Plan 1 HMO
    AARP MedicareComplete SecureHorizons Plan 2 HMO
    Choice HMO
    Choice Plus HMO
    Choice Plus PPO
    Core PPO
    Medicare Advantage
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Hospitals where Dr. Palaniswami has admitting privileges

Elmhurst Memorial Hospital
155 E Brush Hill Rd
Elmhurst, IL 60126
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